In your opinion, who was the WORST president in history?

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  1. gmwilliams profile image86
    gmwilliamsposted 6 years ago

    In your opinion, who was the WORST president in history?

  2. Daisy Mariposa profile image86
    Daisy Mariposaposted 6 years ago

    gmwilliams,

    The worst president in history in which country? Anywhere in the world?

    I see that you're from New York. You're not limiting your answers to just presidents of the United States, are you?

  3. E Dharsi profile image55
    E Dharsiposted 6 years ago

    Man from Modesto...what in the world?

    Anywho, to answer the question, the worst president in the United States has to be George W. Bush. I know that might be a little biased, but I think Clinton left the US in a pretty great state, and Mr Bush just came along and destroyed everything Clinton had tried to fix. Sure, there were some events that Bush couldn't predict, and sure he made mistakes, the same as all presidents. However some of his mistakes are just to grave to ignore.

  4. oldhorse profile image66
    oldhorseposted 6 years ago

    I think the little Bush would have to be a contender.  He started a needless and expensive war with Iraq without good justification, was divisive, obviously unconcerned about parts of the country that usually vote democratic; take for example New Orleans during Katrina, or California during the Enron manufactured energy crisis of 2001.

  5. capricornrising profile image61
    capricornrisingposted 6 years ago

    Well, if you're looking for a large number of perspectives, you might search "Best U.S. Presidents" at Wikipedia. There's a fascinating article on a number of surveys that have been taken by political experts and scholars both here and abroad. Bush the Younger ends up at around 38th of 43 in almost every one of them, with only those presidents who died in office ranking lower.

    The current president is calculated as coming in either 15th or 8th, depending on the survey, if one were to consider only his accomplishments at the time the article was written. It's quite interesting.

  6. georgethegent profile image61
    georgethegentposted 6 years ago

    When I read this I considered the whole world and it has to be Robert Mugabe. No doubt someone worse will come along but they're not here just yet.

  7. Askme profile image78
    Askmeposted 6 years ago

    Are you forgetting Carter?  The one term peanut farmer who botched rescuing the Iran hostages?  He was the WORST plus they left the White House in shambles. Thank God for Nancy Reagan and her rich pals who donated everything to refurbish the home to its glory.

  8. profile image0
    Old Empresarioposted 6 years ago

    Harry S Truman; he should have never been president. He inherited a world empire and had no idea what to do with it other than to make war on the bankrupt and decimated Russians.

  9. rebeccamealey profile image83
    rebeccamealeyposted 6 years ago

    In my opinion all Presidents deserve our undivided respect. We need to remember 911 and the terrible times when we needed to be united.NOT a cool question.

  10. kerlynb profile image87
    kerlynbposted 6 years ago

    If this question is open to presidents outside of the US then I would have to say that it is Marcos for the Philippines. Thousands of reported human rights abuses, corruption to the high levels, billion of pesos stashed in Swiss bank accounts, extremely poor economy, the list goes on.

  11. swiftscott profile image57
    swiftscottposted 6 years ago

    Are we talking about the worst president at the time of his presidency? Or are we talking about looking back? Because FDR was arguably the best president in the history of the country at the time of his presidency, however, now, I would have to say all the programs he enacted..well not all, but a good chunk are all outdated and bankrupt, depleting our finances, so he would be the worst president in my opinion.

  12. Aley Martin profile image75
    Aley Martinposted 6 years ago

    Two of them sucked big time! Andrew Jackson was a completely horrible President! He cared nothing for the Native Americans and plowed his way into the west at their expense, offering them  diseased blankets and taking land that did not belong to the US.
    Then...George W Bush was the other....he was a complete nincompoop. Totally inept and a puppet of Dick Cheney's.Total imbecile.

 
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